Thermal analysis comparison between three random glass fibre-reinforced thermoplastic matrix composites bonded by adhesives using microwaves

Ku, Harry S. and Widjaya, Budiman and Lee, Kin Fung and Li, Chun Wai (2004) Thermal analysis comparison between three random glass fibre-reinforced thermoplastic matrix composites bonded by adhesives using microwaves. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 23 (3). 1443-1460. ISSN 0731-6844

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[Abstract]: This paper compares the thermal analysis of three types of random glass fibre reinforced thermoplastic matrix composites joined by adhesives using microwave energy. Fixed frequency, 2.45 GHz, microwave facility is used to join thirty three percent by weight random glass fibre reinforced nylon 66 {Nylon 66/GF (33%0}, thirty three percent by weight random glass fibre reinforced low density polyethylene composite [LDPE/GF (33%0)] and. thirty three percent by weight random glass fibre reinforced polystyrene composite [PS/GF (33%)]. The facility used is shown in Figure 1. With a given power level, the composites were exposed to various exposure times to microwave irradiation. The primer or coupling agent used was 5-minute two-part adhesive. The heat distribution of the samples of the three types of composites was analysed and compared. The relationship between the heat distribution and the lap shear strength of the samples was also compared and discussed.


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Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:25
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: microwave irradiation, complex relative permittivity, loss tangent, glass fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composites, lap shear strength, Araldite, heat distribution
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/610

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